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MY MOM'S THE BEST by Rosie  Smith Kirkus Star


by Rosie Smith & illustrated by Bruce Whatley & developed by SnappyAnt

Age Range: 1 - 5

Pub Date: May 2nd, 2012
Publisher: SnappyAnt

A simple, well-executed animal mommy/baby love story for the youngest crowd.

 “My mom’s the best because she gives me big hugs,” says the narrator, and with just a touch, a big, fuzzy brown bear and baby bear appear. Touch the bear, and she hugs her baby just a little bit tighter. Illustrator Whatley’s affable, whimsical animal pairs virtually pop off the screen’s solid backgrounds. A mommy parrot teaches her nestling to sing, an elephant mom “makes bathtime fun” with a big splash of water, a penguin mommy feeds her baby a huge fish, and an upside-down mommy bat tucks her baby in under her wings (the text is upside down here, too, which is a nice touch). There's enough silliness and humor here to engage parents, too. Navigation is available on each page, and the high-quality narration, animations, music and sound effects pair with the simple text perfectly. 

A darling first app for little ones to share with their own moms. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)